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    I noticed that one of my terrariums that had picked up a colony of Daphnia a while back and they didn't seem to harm the plants any. However this time I cleaned it out and sterilised the tank, they didn't return and I've been overrun with algae.

    Anyone know what its all about?
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    Yep, Daphnia eat algae, so when you got rid of them, there was nothing to control the algae.....
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    Thanks tin whistle playing cp grower. Does anyone think that Daphnia waste products will constitute nutrient or otherwise poison cps if living in the terrarium. I'm considering reintroducing them!
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    Daphina. Are they aquatic or land dwelling organisms?

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